Ninjutsu Techniques · Bujinkan Densho · Koto Ryu Koppojutsu Gyokko Ryu Koshijutsu · Koto Ryu Koppojutsu · Togakure Ryu Ninpo · Takagi Yoshin Ryu. Koto Ryu Koppojutsu (虎倒流骨法術) translates as “Tiger Knock Down School”. What specializes the Koto Ryu techniques is that distance is created by moving.

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They are listed as the Gassho Kuji Kiri nine symbol slashes prayers. This conveys that the teacher did not intend for their students to cause harm.

The Art of Koppojutsu

This approach ooppojutsu practical but has the limitation that the student will pair a specific set up with a specific application and an expected result.

The teacher should give them all the tools they need to make that possible. Koppojutsu means to destroy the bone structure on the attacker.

Two of them have the name of the scroll partially clear and listed as such.: What specializes the Kpopojutsu Ryu techniques is that distance is created by moving along with the attack, then moving forward with a strike and then move quickly out to a safe distance again. Kongo – Cloud Prayer. Takamatsu Toshitsugu started his training in Koto Ryu when he was nine years old, and was considered a Koto Ryu master when he was 13 years old.

Although gravitation is still present, it is counter acted by buoyancy and this complicates things.

It also assumes a higher level of maturity and selection of students. I n water this changes, and the system characteristics are different.

The Art of Koppojutsu – Everything Ninja : Everything Ninja

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu Lineage. To take advantage of this knowledge, it has to be further understood where the static parts of the structure are as the leverage works its way through the body.

The principles of Koppojutsu have to do with understanding weaknesses in anatomical bony structures. So the knowledge of Koppojutsu is not only to cause fractures, dislocations, avulsions and disability, it is also to prevent it and even to heal it.

Directionally speaking the Koto Ryu is straighter in and the Gyokko Ryu revolves more on a circular basis either in yourself or in your opponent when taking their balance. Learning this requires an understanding of the kind of force needed to break bones, and in which direction this can happen.


Martial arts have in common with medical knowledge that force applied in one direction destroys life and in another heals and protects life. It is also a question of whether force is used, the position of the opponent, and how the technique is applied. The Koto Ryu concentrates more on striking, and the Gyokko Ryu more on locks and throws. Thus even while a human body is in motion, as long as it is touching the ground it has a fulcrum and a static point.

Koto Ryu Sanpo Gassho. Koppojutsu is not just about breaking the long bones in our limbs, which not surprisingly, are the toughest, it is about breaking and dislocating complex bony structures like the pelvis, the spine and the skull. Shako Ken claw hand is one of the strikes that is used in Koto Ryu. The exact origin of Koto Ryu is unknown, it was probably brought to Japan from what today is Korea by a person named Chan Buso in the 16th Century. The difference as apposed to Gyokko Ryu was that Koto Ryu was only taught to the person that would become the next Soke.

These same kuji also appear in the Gyokko Ryu. There went several generations before the system was organized by Sakagami Taro Kunishige.

Always making the eyes appear blank, so that no telepathic movement can be detected by the opponent Looking at the eyebrows of the opponent rather than their eyes. Koppojutsu …… The rest is unclear. Martial arts like many other things is to a large extent taught through a process of pattern recognition. It also is worth pointing kkppojutsu that in a brief article on this subject, there can only be a perfunctory and superficial level of discussion and that the body of knowledge of Koppojutsu could fill one to two volumes of text with needed copious illustrations.

Koto Ryu is one ko;pojutsu the very few Ryu that sometimes technqiues the grip of the sword by holding it with the left hand near the tsuka. Short distancing, and striking hard. The knowledge of Koppojutsu is a valuable and important part of martial arts. Koto Ryu Koppojutsu…… 2.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu –

Koppojutsu takes a lot to learn in any detail. I really do not know, but suspect that the unwanted injuries it can prevent probably outnumber the wonton use of these techniques to hurt others.

This usually is because the person using the technique has insufficient ability and knowledge to prevent the injury from occurring. This is part of the reason why patterns, forms or kata are popular in martial arts. The Koto Ryu techniques are shorter, quick, and straight to the point; the Gyokko Ryu has longer more complicated techniques, and the techniques have more movement. In order to understand how Koppojutsu works, a few underlying concepts have to be understood. The translation of gravitational force is the single most important force used in Koppojutsu and body weight is a natural stressor that can be manipulated through the center of gravity.


Pin It on Pinterest. To do this demands good timing and rhythm in the defensive attack, often done with Yoko Aruki moving with the legs crossing each other.

When searching for information regarding secret societies and old martial arts schools of training, it is very hard if not impossible to find all of the information techniiques the history of the arts. Kaku Gassho — Techmiques and winds prayer. In Geijin Ryu the approach more heavily emphasizes and relies on applying knowledge of the body adaptably.

Koto Ryu Koppojutsu

We will not be looking into the etymology of the name of this art, which is reviewed elsewhere. To some this may seem stating the obvious. It is in instances like these, where the knowledge of Koppojutsu can be used to avoid unnecessary injury.

Finally, it should also be pointed out koppojutsh an actively resisting enemy creates opportunities to apply Koppojutsu in ways that are not easily predicted in the dojo. The Koto Ryu techniques use short distancing between the two opponents, the Gyokko Ryu uses greater distance. The careless, reckless, unscrupulous or ignorant healer can hurt their vulnerable patients in the same way a martial artist can who does koppomutsu recognize or understand the power hidden in their activities.

What is less obvious is what are those adaptations, and what are their implications regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the skeleton. To recognize the opportunity for Koppojutsu you need the knowledge of osteological anatomy and you have to koppojusu musculature along with dynamic physiology of a human body in motion.